Would you like to swing on a star? Have your ashes sent up in a jar? Well, now there's a service that allows you to do exactly that. There’s just one catch: You have to be dead first. Let’s see how much you know about space burial -- past, present and future.
Question 1 of 20
Into which of the following objects have people had their ashes transformed?
Question 2 of 20
How high above the Earth’s surface do remains travel during a Celestis parabolic flight?
Question 3 of 20
The partial remains of astronaut Gordon Cooper flew aboard the first Celestis space burial flight. With what series of missions was Cooper first associated?
Question 4 of 20
Besides human remains, what do the rockets that Celestis uses for space burials transport into space?
Question 5 of 20
Can cremated ashes be mailed through the U.S. Postal Service?
Question 6 of 20
How many companies currently offer space burials?
Question 7 of 20
Which of the following is NOT a rocket provider used by Celestis for space burials?
Question 8 of 20
If you opt to send your ashes into space, the coffin holding your "symbolic portion" of ashes will be roughly how big?
Question 9 of 20
How much more does Celestis charge to send 7 grams of cremains on a space burial flight than to send 1 gram?
Question 10 of 20
What is the name of the Celestis package that will carry remains beyond the solar system?
Question 11 of 20
The remains of both astronaut Gordon Cooper and actor James Doohan have flown aboard which two Celestis services?
Question 12 of 20
On an Earth Rise flight, about how much time does the rocket spend in space?
Question 13 of 20
How long will your remains orbit the Earth if you sign up for the Celestis Earth Orbit service?
Question 14 of 20
When the Earth Orbit finally decays, what becomes of the craft and its contents?
Question 15 of 20
Thus far, how many people are known to have planted their ashes in the lunar surface?
Question 16 of 20
According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, how much will many Americans spend on a typical funeral?
Question 17 of 20
The bulk of our body’s cells are replaced several times over the course of our lives. Which of the following are exceptions to this rule?
Question 18 of 20
Which author used the punny phrase "burial at c" to describe releasing remains at light speed?
Question 19 of 20
From the perspective of our chief chemical components, our bodies are only worth a few dollars; as parts, however, some estimate us to be worth how much?
Question 20 of 20